Saturday, 26 March 2011

Less is More ( week 8)

We are up to week 8 now in the 'Less is More' challenge,
wow the time has flown!!! I am learning so much, mostly
my cards are rubbish lol....but I am improving too, thanks
C&M. These challenges are really making me think......... a lot ,
my brain( known as Brian by me....don't ask!) hurts now lol.
Anyway I had an idea quite quickly this week ,(yes I was
surprised too). It's  to use a sketch this time,has to be a long 
thin card too, not one I make really. I used some lovely snow
white linen card ( I intended using for my daughter's wedding
invites but didn't in the end).I used a strip of card printed
with (PP washed damask pink) and used a sewing wheel
to make pin holes to add interest.Then I used Tim Holtz
distress ink in worn lipstick on the edges. I made a matching 
flower using the same ink, a nestie and my quilling tool......
was on a roll then lol! I added leaves punched with black
and white pattern paper, some edged with the ink again. 
Then I stamped ..... yes stamped direct to card, oooh that
is so scary for me.I used some cute chinese stamps I had,
love, happiness and peace ones. Such a long explanation
too today.........sorry!!!
I may try more in other colours now as I am so pleased
how the card turned out.Hope you like it too:O)
It will need a box because of the flower though.........darn!!!




 

62 comments:

Chrissie said...

This looks really beautiful!
The flower is amazing and the whole composition is stunning!
Wonderful!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Really lovely

Kathyk

Anonymous said...

Viv, you've blown me away!!! This is absolutely stunning! xx

Maureen [docrafts] said...

This is gorgeous, well done.
Maureen.......x

PeeJay said...

Well, there's only one word for this one! S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

Hazel said...

I agree with all of the above, beautiful. Hazel x

Jan said...

Excellent car Viv, the flower is amazing xx Jan

Lynne said...

Wow! What else is there to say? Your card is stunning. Love your flower and to punch your leaves from pattered paper is inspirational. Absolutely love it.
Lynne xxx

Maja said...

Gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning!!!! Love it

ali x

Little K Smith said...

A stunning card, such a gorgeous flower :)
Kelly.x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I really like this piece. just gorgeous and so well-made.

Suzi B said...

beautiful, elegant card x

kelly said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your flower, it's fab!!

Kelly xx

Rita said...

Wow, your card is truly beautiful. Hugs Rita xx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

FABULOUS. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Faith A said...

Oh! WOW that is one amazing card

Valerie said...

Beautiful Viv, I love the way it flows from the leaves up to the chinese symbols. Great combo of colour as well :)
Val x

mandi said...

Hi again Viv
Your cards aren't rubbish at all and this one is STUNNING I love the flower and the colours
Super job!
mandi

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card ....stunning ....Gorgeous ....Great ...


still haven`t done mine yet ??????
hugs
sylvie xx

GoonerGirl said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Viv :O) Chris xx

val090 said...

Viv, your cards are far from rubbish! They are always gorgeous, and this one is no exception.
Love the flower, and the pink and black. And know where you are coming from with doing a DL card, I haven't made one for about two years lol
hugs
Val xx

Julie said...

lovely card

Debgem said...

This is stunning! I love the rose you've made, and the colour combination is just classic. I can imagine this in other colours too. I like the oriental text accent. Fab!

Susan said...

Wow!! This is just gorgeous! Beautiful flowers and fabulous colors!!

Babs said...

There`s nothing rubbish about this card its just gorgeous, that flower is stunning...

Babs x

Lynne K said...

Wow! Fantastic! LOVE the flower! Lynne x

Stamps and Paper said...

A really stunning card.....love the flowers.

Anne

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely beautiful right down to the gorgeous textured card blank. Its so well thought out. I love it. Lx

JeNjOy said...

Just beautiful, need I say more.
jenjoy x

Rosemary said...

oh your card is just gorgeous!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Definitely a favourite card out of the other beautiful examples I've already seen!
Congrats.
Hugs, Sandra

Sarah Anderson said...

So, so gorgeous! I love your flower, and the colour is perfect for this card. Brilliant!!!

Vineyardstamper said...

wow everthing about your card is stunning.
Fiona

Andrea said...

Such a gorgeous card - your flower is stunning, and I love the way you've stamped the symbols direct onto the card.
Love, Andrea xx

Shanae Branham said...

What a really elegant card. You are truly talented. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Ian. Cheers!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Viv :o)
Jackie xx

Caroline Hallett said...

Viv - saw this on my reader yesterday and been waiting for some time to comment as I had to come back and say this is STUNNING - beautiful card - works really well

nicky said...

Love your hand made flower and how you have layed everything out in your card.
Nicky

Diane J said...

Stunning card, love the flower embellishment.
Diane x

Viv's Visuals said...

OMG my namesake! What a beautiful flower and an AWESOME card! x

Fiona said...

SO not rubbish! Beautiful hand made flower Viv and love the shade of pink you chose, very delicate. The oriental text is very unusual and striking.

Vicky Hayes said...

Really, really gorgeous Viv! What a beautiful flower and I love the way the black and white leaves tie in with the Chinese writing.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

What a stunning card!!
Our living room has Asian design and furniture - your card design would be pretty as a wall-hanging!
Greetings from Austria!

Jo said...

Wow, I love your card, it really is stunning. Jo x

Aileen said...

Your card is stunning. Very pretty and delicate. x

Suze Bain said...

This is one gorgeous card, absolutely fab! x

Kellylouj said...

this is fabulous xx

Beryl K said...

This is just gorgeous, love that flower
Beryl x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi what a beautiful card, love the flower, colours and the chinese(?) writing:0) xxx

pickle said...

Your card?? Rubbish??? Are you crazy lady???
They are gorgeous and this one is no exception... it's stunning!

Kerry x

Tricia :O) said...

Gosh this is Gorgeous !!! My favourite so far :O)

Bohemian Gypsy said...

WOW Viv this is stunning. I just love it. Everything is gorgeous.
Hugs
Michelle

Lizy said...

Wow Viv!
What a truly stunning card! I love everything about it! Handmade flowers are fab aren't they?
Lizy x

Sharon said...

Oh wow - this is stunning!

PetraB said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. The embellishment just amazing.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card! The flower is just awesome! :) And you actually have those chinese stamps? Nice! Super card.

Susie Sugar said...

Viv this is delightful , your flower is so pretty
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Jose said...

Stunning, gorgeous beautiful
Jose

Suzilou said...

Wow this is stunning!! and oh boy I know what you mean about stamping directly onto the card, damn scary :)

Sally H said...

Stunning! your flower is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card, beautiful colours.

Bianca

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